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SmartFox: the Scholar’s Browser for Digital Collections

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SmartFox: the Scholar’s Browser for Digital Collections

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Title

SmartFox: the Scholar’s Browser for Digital Collections

Description

SmartFox, a set of tools incorporated into popular, open, and free web software, will address these major problems by creating a web browser that is “smarter” in two key ways. First, one tool will enable the browser to intelligently sense when its user is viewing a digital library or museum object; this will allow the browser to capture information from the page automatically, such as the creator, title, date of creation, and copyright information. Second, another tool will store and organize this information, as well as full copies of items and web pages (not just their citation information) if so desired by the user and permitted by the institution’s site, allowing the user to sort, annotate, search, and manipulate these individualized collections created for scholarly purposes. Critically, all of this will occur within the web browser itself, not in a separate, standalone application; the web browser will be used not just to discover information, but also to collect, organize, and analyze scholarly materials.

Start Date

10/01/2005

End Date

09/30/2008

Proposal Co-Authors

Roy Rosenzweig
Dan Cohen

Director(s)

Dan Cohen
Josh Greenberg
Sean Takats

Staff Members

Sean Takats

Outreach

Trevor Owens

Funder

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Funding Amount

$249,420

Awards

2007, Best Free Software, PC Magazine
2008, Best Free Software, PC Magazine
2007, Best Software, American Political Science Association

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Citation

“SmartFox: the Scholar’s Browser for Digital Collections ,” RRCHNM20, accessed November 18, 2017, http://20.rrchnm.org/items/show/339.

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This Item foaf:fundedBy Item: Institute of Museum and Library Services
This Item Staff Item: Roy Rosenzweig
This Item Staff Item: Dan Cohen
This Item Staff Item: Sean Takats
This Item Staff Item: Josh Greenberg
This Item Staff Item: Trevor Owens